Sunday, January 5, 2020

ESAD 2020 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I am participating with 21 other talented Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators to showcase some of the new products from the 2020 Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You may have come from Jenny Hayward’s amazing project, who I got to meet and present with at OnStage, and thanks for continuing on the blog hop with me.  Make sure you visit all the blogs by clicking on the “next” button at the bottom of each blog post.  There is also a list of participants at the bottom of my blog post here in case you get lost along the way.

I have decided to focus on the 'Under My Umbrella' stamp set (which I received at OnStage in November) and it's coordinating punch, coordinating it with some of the beautiful 6" x 6" Best Dressed Designer Series Papers, and making cards for three different purposes. Like me, if you don't care too much for the lipstick, bag & shoes side of the DSP, there is always the other side, some beautiful soft florals that can be used for a multitude of purposes.

The first card I made was with a bridal shower theme in mind, featuring the gorgeous umbrella and lovely floral papers and coordinating flower stamps.

I created several layers on my card with the coordinating Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick cardstock which matched the colours in the DSP and using a stitched rectangle panel I gave the focus to my umbrella and greeting. I used the DSP to create my umbrella and filled it with overflowing flowers that I fussy cut out and then added a few sequins to fill in some of the white space.

For my second card I used some of the more subtle floral paper in the DSP pack to create a welcome card for a new baby. This time I also coordinated it with a stamp set from the Annual Catalogue (AC) called 'Animal Outing' and CASED the card sample on page 102 of the AC for my design.

I used the sample design layout of layers and a stitched rectangle for my focus panel as well as featuring an umbrella from the 'Under My Umbrella' stamp set. I added a few stitched hearts in coordinating colours and then white embossed my greeting from the 'Animal Outing' stamp set on to some Smoky Slate cardstock.

That is one of the great features of Stampin' Up! products that they coordinate so well, even when new products are released, and with the sample projects in the catalogues it helps me to create projects that have a great design and colour focus.

The final card that I made was with a friend in mind, to let them know that no matter what the weather or situation in life (rain or shine, good or bad), I am always thinking of them even when I can not be there in person for them.

Again I used a similar design layout as the previous two cards, with a stitched rectangle panel, and of course some more of that beautiful DSP. I stamped and punched out my umbrella from a bold floral design sheet and used some coordinating smaller floral pieces to fussy cut my gorgeous gumboots!

It is a bit hard to tell in the above photos, but although the rain drops look great stamped just in Versamark, causing a tone on tone effect, I wanted to clear emboss them to give them a bit of shine as rain drops often do with the light. So I took a close-up shot to show the effect (see below).

In this photo you can also see how I added a bit of shading to the top and bottom of my gumboots with a Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker. Do you think I created a good look with the rain?

Which is your favourite card and why did you like it best? Who loves the look of paper piecing?

So much to love and enjoy creating with in this new Mini Catalogue and items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure, so enjoy this blog hop, and find lots of projects to inspire your creativity as you hop along!

Thanks for hopping by, and leaving a comment below as I love to read them, and now it’s time to hop over to Cheryl Algie beautiful project.  Just click on the “Next” button below.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Online With Mae button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email:, if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Charmaine Black said...

Oh my goodness! what adorable cards, absolutely love them all.

Denise Buetler said...

Fantastic cards, Mae. Love them all! Thanks for the inspiration x

Jenny Hayward said...

These are such sweet cards Mae. They look gorgeous with that paper. I love the look of the Umbrella set. Thanks for joining in with the bloghop. xx

Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot said...

Wow, soooo many projects, but I must confess, you stole my heart with your first card, just gorgeous!

Rachael Lewsley said...

Lovely cards Mae! I especially loved your paper pieced one with the pretty floral paper :)

Kayla said...

These are so beautiful Mae! I just love what you have done with that DSP and that umbrella.

Nicole said...

Three really really sweet cards Mae so pretty x

Jenny Bowman said...

Love your cards. So pretty. Thanks for the inspiration ❤️

Peta Stephen said...

Mae, your cards are so adorable, it's hard to choose a favourite. The rain on the last card looks so good and I love those floral gumboots, too cute.

Libby Dyson said...

Oh I love all of these, Mae. I love how you have coordinated the bundle with other products from the Annual Catalogue too. Great work and thanks for sharing

Rochelle said...

Gorgeous cards Mae. You've done an amazing job with the umbrella. Especially love the cute kangaroo.

Richelle said...

Great cards, and the rain drops look great on the last card!!

Studio Shabaz - CreativeMe68 said...

LOVE, Love these cute cards ESPECIALLY the Kangaroo <3
Cheers Shaz

Lou said...

They are all gorgeous Mae. Love how you have used that bundle with other sets. x

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Fabulous projects, Mae. Love the kangaroo with the umbrella. x


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